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MLB Roundup: Number Retirement, Players Weekend and Food Safety – Oh My!

Major League Baseball news tends to cool off after the All-Star break and the trade deadline, but a number retirement and some big announcements added some excitement to the month of August. Even if your team isn’t in the playoff hunt, there’s still some things to be interested and excited about around the league. Below […]

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MLB: 5 Things to Watch for After the All-Star Break

The American League won the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game last night by a score of 4-2 over the National League. The game, taking place at San Diego’s Petco Park, marked the fourth American League win in a row, giving them home field advantage once again during the World Series. Besides David Ortiz saying […]

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A Mariners Fan’s Thoughts on Edgar Martinez and the Hall of Fame

For Mariners fans last Wednesday’s reveal of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voting results was a big one. Ken Griffey Jr. became the first player to go into the Hall of Fame as a Seattle Mariner and also received the most votes ever for an inductee, with his name being left off only […]

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Why the Mariners Need Edgar Martinez to Be Their Next Great Hitting Coach

On Saturday, the Seattle Mariners named Edgar Martinez their new hitting coach. Martinez, arguably the greatest player in Mariners history and a potential future selection to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, was hired to improve an offense that ranks last or near the bottom in all major offensive categories. This hiring is practically […]

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The Anatomy of a Great Sports Team

If you were trying to construct the next great sports team, whether it be in football, soccer, basketball, etc., how would you do it? Would you try to comb the globe for the most robust talent, or would you focus more on how well your individuals combined into one unit? This is probably the sort of […]

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Finding Love For The Game

I didn’t start life as a baseball fan. My grandfather loves baseball. I love my grandfather but I did not love baseball. Whenever he stopped by, he’d ask what sports I tried out for at school, hoping that baseball made the short list. I disappointed him each time, but he persisted. A baseball glove landed […]

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Karen Watches the 2013 World Series: From Worst to First, Boston Red Sox Clinch Third Championship in Ten Years

Stellar pitching. Solid defense. Clutch hitting. Chemistry. The will to win. These are things that baseball championship teams are made of. This is what made up the 2013 Boston Red Sox, and what turned them into the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox.

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Karen Watches the 2013 World Series: Another Wild Ending in Game 4 as Boston Ties the Series

For the second night in a row, it was not your typical ballgame.

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Karen Watches the 2013 World Series: Cardinals Tie Series With Come-From-Behind Rally and Game 2 Win

I guess the Red Sox sometimes make similar mistakes to the Cardinals. St. Louis tied the World Series by taking advantage of Red Sox errors.

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Karen Watches the 2013 World Series: Red Sox Turn Cardinals Into Feathers in Game 1 Rout

The Red Sox can hit, Jon Lester knows how to throw baseballs, Carlos Beltran creates miracles but must sacrifice himself, LOL Cardinals again and again and again

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Karen Watches the 2013 World Series: How to Tell Two Red Teams Apart—A Guide for the Casual Baseball Fan

The St. Louis Cardinals have 11, the Boston Red Sox have 7, but how else are they different? See how the 2013 World Series competitors stack up against each other. We’ll be bringing game recaps all throughout the week!

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The 3 MLB Wives You Should Be Following on Twitter

“Behind every married baseball player is a woman who didn’t know what she was getting herself into.” The headline of Dallas Latos‘ blog provokes questions about what it means to be bound together for life with a traveling pro athlete and opens the page for a never-ending story to be told. The term “baseball wife” […]

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Baseball: America’s Past Time (Whether You Like It Or Not)

Every April, the long-debated topic of baseball being “America’s game” comes back into the limelight. Fans across the country awake on Opening Day after months of reading the scouting reports and news from Spring Training with a fresh perspective on life. A new season presents opportunity for redemption. It stands for fresh starts and second […]

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The Hearts of Giants: Reflections of a Championship Baseball Team

How do you explain coming back from series deficits twice? How do you explain winning your do-or-die game through a manufactured run and an error? How do you explain getting pummeled by a guy almost twice your size at second base, only to see the next five games through to become a championship MVP? How […]

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It May Not Be Cooperstown But Dan Wilson Deserves This Hall Of Fame

On the outside, Dan Wilson’s career statistics do not appear Hall of Fame worthy. A batting average of .262. A total of 88 home runs and 519 runs batted in. Though his .995 career fielding percentage and many of his other fielding statistics are some of the best all-time for a catcher, it would take […]

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